Thursday, 4 April 2019
According to the 100 treasures book the reason this church gets included is because of it's very old glass "some of the earliest illustrations of English wild flowers" is what the book says. I tried to get a better photo than the one below but the light wasn't good.There are all sorts of fragments of older glass used to make up this window. Much better photos HERE
and up above to each side are the 10 commandments.
The font dates from the C15
Until I spotted the British Legion flag I had forgotten that Colin played in the Gislingham Silver Band (which was started as The British Legion Band) for a few years before we got together. I'm guessing the flag is in church as there is no longer a British Legion branch in Gislingham
The coat of alms is for George 3rd
As it was Lent there were no flowers in church, but I spotted where the flower arrangers keep all their vases.........in a pew at the back of the church, along with a tray of things found during restoration of the church. Renovations are ongoing and if I remember correctly this church was in such a bad state of repair 30 years ago that they did think about declaring it unusable.